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Jan 18, 2014 6:00pm PST
still ahead, from bad to worse, elizabeth palmer's personal look at the growing despair in baghdad. ohh, oh-oh-oh-oh ♪ ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohhh ♪ go, let's go ♪ hit me like a supernova ♪ let it flow ♪ over like an ocean ♪ when the sound explodes ♪ everybody's feeling all right ♪ ♪ everybody's feeling all right ♪ ♪ ohh, oh-oh-oh-oh [ female announcer ] we eased your back pain, you turned up the fun. tylenol® provides strong pain relief while being gentle on your stomach. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol®. i've got a big date, but my sinuses are acting up. it's time for advil cold and sinus. [ male announcer ] truth is that won't relieve all your symptoms. new alka seltzer plus-d relieves more symptoms than any other behind the counter liquid gel. oh what a relief it is. than any other behind the counter liquid gel. this is a map of the pressure points on my feet. i have flat feet. i learned where the stress was at the dr.scholl's foot mapping center. then i got my number, which matched the custom fit orthotic inserts with the right
Jan 6, 2014 7:00pm PST
baghdad so far refrained from an all out assault on falluja. prime minister mariano the key instead calling on residents themselves to expel what he calls terrorists this is the senior tribal leader insisted. i've already left town. those sunni radical militants the islamic state of iraq and the love fonts also involved in a free wi fi to cross the border in syria government forces and modern rebels who claim to flush them out in parts. i recall the surrey. since you've seen me and rebels taking hold of al qaeda links. the acting in the wrong hands. let the market tanks during that time. they're not tied to any extremist group also known as icy as the eye the raccoons with the force is not fighting the group are made up of both moderates and financed the entire team comes after months of increasing resentment of the script. who are reportedly using extremist tactics and refusing to cooperate with the rest of the opposition into the muffin revolutionaries or to control prices online. i think in the area under the anti minaret per cent to billion at the ian sightseeing broken it in th
Jan 26, 2014 1:00am EST
field until the fall of 2006, our commander in baghdad was still planning to draw down from 15 to 10 brigades by the end of 2006 and only realized toward the end of that wouldn't be possible. the first person that i think seriously concluded that the strategy wasn't working was president bush. and i think that that happened probably in the late spring or early summer of 2006 and there are several different reviews launched for the most important one, which is probably led by the national security council staff, which would then lead to the president's decision to search the troops to get control of the security situation particularly in baghdad. this is a case and i have pointed it out and it has been presented mostly in a negative light. but i don't think it is a negative consideration. this was the civilian leadership that decided the strategy wasn't working. not the military. and so when bush decided support the iraq surge, he was opposed by the joint chiefs of staff and the chairman of the joint chiefs and the theater commander in the commander in baghdad. >> you can hardly chara
Jan 27, 2014 12:32am EST
and more than two thirds of the members of the province sent a request to baghdad. this is something to be encouraged. solve the political problems. as a proud son, i would like to follow up and asked the question given the state of tensions, if the government does not follow up on this petition for regional status, what is your sense of how the people of a province will react? how would that go over? >> of course, when we cannot refer to the constitution and law anymore and those in charge do not respect the law, the --izens committed.ey are not they would have other alternatives. this is dangerous. we are warning against it. this is why there should be commitments instead -- implementing the custom tuition. we do not have negative repercussions on the constitution. on the election, we do not want people to start working or employing laws in their own provinces. we should allow for the provinces to be created. be on a basis. shiites andi and christians and so on. it is a very diverse protestants. -- it is a very diverse provinc e. this applies to baghdad as well. it is very diverse.
Jan 13, 2014 5:30pm PST
baghdad, iraq's army is in a standoff with militants linked to al qaeda. it's territory that was hard won by u.s. forces over ten years. elizabeth palmer is one of the few western journalists inside iraq and today she tried to visit front line. >> reporter: the battleground in anbar is less than 40 miles from the capital so we decided to drive out and take a look. we did make it beyond the western suburbs of baghdad on the road to ramadi and fallujah and made it through several checkpoints but now we've been stopped. this is as far as the security forces will allow us to go. at least 60,000 security forces have sealed off the area. but, under pressure from the united states and its allies, prime minister nouri al-maliki has decided not to order a full- scale assault against the al qaeda-linked fighters. "because" he said "he wants to avoid bloodshed." instead he's offering local tribesmen just over $400 a month to drive the militants out themselves. it's much the same strategy the u.s. military used to defeat militants in the same area in 2005. and it worked. at least for a while
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 4:00pm EST
trust on either side, the baghdad government and the sunni groups in anbar are at a stalemate. >> and joining us to talk about this is christopher hill, the former u.s. ambassador to iraq. thank you for being with us today. >> pleasure. >> let's start with the al qaeda militan militants. how much of a threat do they pose to the central government. >> i think they pose a threat. anbar government has been the toughest proposition. the government in baghdad has a light footprint. it's been turned over to tribal leaders, and the various - i don't want to use the term militias, but the sons of iraq, the satwa movement where the people maintain security, but with the uptick in sort of extremist or islamist sunni violence, there's a nasty struggle going on between those tribal leaders and the al qaeda affiliated elements, and it's not a pretty picture, but from the point of view of the tribal leaders, they can not be turning to the government in baghdad because that would be - that would worsen their condition. so it's a tough sunni on sunni problem. let alone the problem with the go
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Jan 20, 2014 12:00pm PST
, thank you. the doctors now that -- the disaster that is baghdad. they're trying to take it down. iraqi militants, thigh have enough fire power to overrun the iraqi capital? you'll hear about the warning from one senior minister inside iraq and what it means to members of our military, who made so many sacrifices there. that's coming up on this monday edition of shepard smith reporting. [ children shouting indistinctly ] [ male announcer ] there simply aren't enough hours in the day. yet somehow, they still find time to dream. [ timer beeping ] ♪ now 's our time to show our support. ♪ [ chainsaw whirring ] humans -- sometimes liferips us up. sometimes we trip ourselveup. and although the mistakes may seem to just keep coming at you, so do the solutions. like multi-policy discounts from liberty mutual insurance. save up to 10% just for combining your auto and home insurance. call liberty mutual insurance at... [ thump ] to speak with an insurance expert and ask about all the personalized savings available for when you get married, move into a new house, or add a car to your policy. p
Jan 23, 2014 5:30pm PST
: when the sun goes down in baghdad, this is what happens. the american military moves in. abc news obtained these images. a massive american cargo jet delivering weapons to iraqi military partners. 2,400 rockets to arm iraqi attack helicopters, in an all-out war against al qaeda. a war al qaeda is winning. the battlegrounds familiar. fallujah, where so many americans fought, and died. face after face, giving their lives. now, with u.s. forces gone, america's ambassador tells us fallujah has fallen to an al qaeda that is now rising across this country. >> we're in a very precarious situation. they're capable of serious assaults. >> reporter: do you know approximately how many number of al qaeda are there in ramadi? >> a lot of people are saying these days you've got around 2,000 in the country. hardcore. >> reporter: an astonishing number. fallujah is really not really far from baghdad. we wanted to see how close we could get. it would not be far. iraqi forces are ringing the city with checkpoints and armored vehicles. about five miles out of fallujah, the roads became far more deso
Jan 6, 2014 10:30am PST
a case the baghdad government by sunni tribesmen and what is interesting is that it marks a change from the us clients to us that all three major accident i turned eight games al qaeda was witnessing not that they joining forces with the soft light that i hate the shiite led government now the american administration has incentive for creating the situation around me who predicted that one of the u s forces withdrew from iraq would be a vacuum that would be great to connect this with the fold with extremist elements the second mistake john kerry has promised support for the baghdad government that he has will top the possibility of goods from the ground. he has it that the us would not say troops back to back country. to quote him he says that this finds you the finest of the baghdad government sources say that it is for peyton didn't need the support to the baghdad government and state troops to help fight al qaeda there while a teenager in sydney at the kind of finds his lot in battles with the syrian president that's the side in recent months have been gaining ground and gave me
Jan 5, 2014 5:30am PST
deal has upset people in baghdad and renewed the kurdish question. they're in turkey. in what was seen as a breakthrough moments you deal was reached during a visit to turkey by innocent eyes on president of the kurdistan regional government last november well tricky depends heavily on energy imports. it can also help direct some two million barrels a day of kurdistan soil to the world markets but it needs baghdad's consent to do so without the two hundred people in this hall of crude oil from iraq has become its biggest gold will not be exported to consent of the rocky coast month. this oil is not being shipped to europe a modest yet. well constitutionally kurdistan is entitled to seventeen percent of iraq's oil and gas revenue there are disagreements about the regulating of the resources coming from the northern region therefore i couldn't purchase of energy directly from apple the kurdish capital and its cost of building a second pipeline has placed a lot of pressure on its relationship with baghdad. yet analysts say the deal is making perfect sense but think that is security a
Jan 7, 2014 4:00pm PST
to get the local chiefs and the local shakes --sheiks involved and to help baghdad, with a lot of lubrication by money, so that u.s. presence is no longer there, so there has always been this sort of violence, but i think it is far worse today because of the situation in serious, and i think one has to look at this situation as a direct consequence of syria. the two,rder between and we are getting reports that the al qaeda militants are calling on the sunni tribes in anbar to join them. given your experience in the country, do you think that could happen, and if it did, are we looking at a serious breakdown of security in the country? >> there is no question it is a dangerous moment, but i would not say they are just calling on the sunni tribal leaders. they are trying to give them an offer they cannot refuse. that is they have targeted them. the real issue is whether the sunni tribal leaders can feel that they have enough support, not help to resist this. i do not think the sunni tribal leaders have any desire to live under them, so i think it is very much up for grabs right now,
Jan 19, 2014 5:30pm PST
captured parts of two major cities near baghdad. al qae had recently captured the two almost ten year ace go. in baghdad this weekend, at least 14 people were killed and another 55 wounded in a series of car bomb explosions and during an attack on a juvenile prison. we will have more from iraq in the broadcast. 20 government troops were killed and 20 wounded. the bomb went off as the troops were boarding a transport vehicle. >> and today, the president said he has no intention of giving up power. asad said if we wanted to give up, we would have done so in the beginning. in ukraine today, there were new clashes between thousands of anti-government protesters and riot police who used water cannons and tear gas against the demonstrators. the protests erupted following the approval of legislation restricting pro tests and limiting critical press reports. >> two days after major changes are announced, senate intelligence chair warned today that the nation remains under threat. >> i think a lot of the privacy people perhaps don't understand that we still occupy the the nation. >> russian se
Al Jazeera America
Jan 11, 2014 3:00am EST
baghdad basement to new york city, artifacts are restored and put on show. show al jazeera america. we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. >> we pursue that story beyond the headline, pass the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capital. >> we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. >> and follow it no matter where it leads - all the way to you. al jazeera america, take a new look at news. the inquiry had recommended better rail maintenance and >> the top stories on al jazeera. aid agencies say people in syria am yarmuk refugee camp are starving to death. surrounded by forces loyal to president bashar al-assad. >>> crucial oil producing state ventiu used to be controlled by rebels loyal to the deposed vice president. >>> peace keepers, in central african republic. fighting between muslim and christian groups have left a thousand dead and comes after interim president miz chel djotodia quit. >>> 18th governm
Jan 16, 2014 5:30pm PST
be used in the battle for anbar province west of baghdad. u.s. forces paid dearly for this territory and now a religious war is being fought there between the two main factions of islam. elizabeth palmer is in baghdad for us tonight. liz, who asked for the weapons? >> reporter: the iraqi government asked for the weapons to help the fight in fallujah and ramadi. they want automatic weapons in particular because they can -- they're sent without congressional approval so they can get here very quickly. furthermore, the united states knows that the iraqi government is going to funnel these weapons or at least some of them, into the hands of the tribesmen out there who are fighting al qaeda. but there are sympathizers among the tribesmen, al qaeda sympathizers, so there's a risk some of these guns will end up in the wrong hands but it's a risk that the u.s. is willing to take. >> pelley: by why take that risk? why the urgency now? >> all western diplomats agree situation in anbar is a powder keg. one misstep on either side could be a botched military assault, maybe a high-profil
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 4:00pm EST
. a stripping of car bombings killed 18 in baghdad. the iraqi government and sunni tribes have been trying to slow the influence of the al qaeda fighters. we have the latest on the fight to gain control >> after a standoff the iraqi army is ready to go into fallujah and fight the group i.s.i.l. the agreement to do so was heartfelt. local sunni tribes insisted they be part of the decision, and others disagreed saying i.s.i.l. was protecting fallujah. it's an example of the fighting between sunni and shiite factions. >> translation: there's increased coordination between the army and tribesman. the army provides the tribes with weapons and everything they need in the battle against the terrorists. it may be resolved in one or two days. >> that may be optimistic. the iraqi army sent out video. they are limited to the cities. others are in the desert on the border of syria, and getting rid of insurgents there are worrying. adding to the worry are the critics. prime minister. >> translation: we call on the people to meet the demands of the people. if there's an escalation of violence in
Jan 20, 2014 9:00am PST
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Jan 15, 2014 9:00am PST
-- >>> a day of extreme violence in iraq, with seven car bombingses exploding in baghdad. my co anchor and friend michael holmes, has spent a lot of time there, and he is back there for the first time in two years. >>> plus, dramatic new video of the confusion and chaos in the moments after the asianic flight 214 plane crash in san francisco. >>> and a social studies teacher is now being called a hero after staring down the barrel of a shotgun and convincing an armed student to put down his weapon. >>> welcome to "around the world." i'm suzanne malveaux. bombs, death, religious fighting. we're all talking about iraq here again. it is spinning out of control. just today, at least 36 people died in a wave of explosions, car bomb after car bomb blew in and around baghdad, one after another. two of the bombs went off near a market that was full of people. also in the provinces outside baghdad, iraq's military is fighting against militants who are being helped now by al qaeda. dozens of people, mostly civilians, have died there since early december. parts of iraq today look mo
Jan 25, 2014 8:45am EST
throughout 2006 and the commander in the field until the fall of 2006, our commander in baghdad was still planning to draw down from 15 to 10 brigades by the end of 2006 and only realized toward the end of that wouldn't be possible. the first person that i think seriously concluded that the strategy wasn't working was president bush. and i think that that happened probably in the late spring or early summer of 2006 and there are several different reviews launched for the most important one, which is probably led by the national security council staff, which would then lead to the president's decision to search the troops to get control of the security situation particularly in baghdad. this is a case and i have pointed it out and it has been presented mostly in a negative light. but i don't think it is a negative consideration. this was the civilian leadership that decided the strategy wasn't working. not the military. and so when bush decided support the iraq surge, he was opposed by the joint chiefs of staff and the chairman of the joint chiefs and the theater commander in the commander
Jan 19, 2014 10:00pm EST
. throughout 2006, the commander in the field, until the fall of 2006, our commander in baghdad was still planning to draw down from 15 to 10 brigades by the end of 2006, and only realized toward the end of 2006 that wouldn't be possible. actually, the first person, i think, seriously to conclude that the strategy wasn't working was president bush. and i think that happened probably in the late spring or summer of 2006. there were several different reviews launched another our strategy, including the most important one was probably led by the national security council staff, which then led to the president's decision to surge troops to get control of the security situation, particularly in baghdad. this is a case -- and i point it out -- it's been presented mostly in a negative light, but i don't think it's a negative consideration, that beth bush and obama -- both bush and obama pushed back against the generals. in the case of iraq in 2006, it was the civilian leadership that decided the strategy wasn't working, not the military, and when bush decided to support the iraq surge, he
Jan 9, 2014 5:30pm PST
army recruits in baghdad. at least 21 iraqis were killed. iraq's military is also fighting al qaeda extremists in the city of fallujah. today a human rights group accused those iraqi forces of firing mortars into civilian areas. elizabeth palmer is in baghdad tonight following all of this. liz? >> reporter: good evening. well, fallujah is sealed off but people can talk to us by telephone and they say things have been pretty calm today and the al qaeda-linked extremists have melted away either into the outskirts or maybe into the country side. anyway, say local people, the threat they posed was always very much exaggerated. al qaeda was an excuse, say the locals, for prime minister maliki's shi'a this controlled army to attack sunni tribes in anbar province. these the two main branches of islam in iraq and they're engaged in a major power struggle. sunni tribal leaders who say they're persecuted by the shi'a- led government are fighting back. take a look at these men, they may look like islamic extremist but they're actually sunni tribesmen from anbar who have controlled this region
Jan 8, 2014 5:30pm PST
rising in the past year all over iraq. elizabeth palmer has just arrived in baghdad for us. liz, what have you seen so far? hotel and you could be stepping back in time. things look pretty much as they did just over two years ago when the last of the u.s. forces pulled out. we arrived at night and noticed right away the city is very dimly lit. there's still not enough power. some families only getting eight hours a day. concrete blast barriers everywhere and heavy security presence of uniformed iraqi security forces. people are very much afraid. they know that almost 8,000 civilians have died in iraq in the last 12 months, most of them in religiously motivated bombings here in baghdad. and they think that this mixture of religious tension and toxic corrupt politics is going to explode. i spoke with an iraqi politician on the way in here and i asked him, what's your biggest fear right now? he said very bluntly "civil war." >> pelley: elizabeth palmer in baghdad. thanks, liz. today we're finding out what happens when a state legalizes marijuana. lines are long and prices get high
Jan 12, 2014 5:30pm PST
separate bombings in iraqi capital baghdad. the deadliest attack came in a bus station in the center the city for new recruits for the army worked out that it's the second time recruits are being targeted by bombers in the past four days. iraqi forces are currently preparing for an offensive against al qaeda linked militants who have seized control in two cities west of baghdad. well no progress is being reported in efforts to broker a ceasefire for the conflict in south sudan. mediators from neighboring countries in the us have been meeting this weekend with representatives of cell sudanese rebels have been battling government troops since december. more than a thousand civilians have reportedly been killed since the conflict began and tens of thousands have been made homeless. many of the refugees are living in dire conditions. the best place he said they could find for stanley was next to this day in st. when fighting in the south sudanese capital to the principal and teacher decided to leave. you win under the scheme was off to like what he gets a d i it seemed that the next awesome
Al Jazeera America
Jan 8, 2014 5:00am EST
security being restored in anbar at some point. >> yes. >> another deadly day in the capital, baghdad. >> 12 killed this a house in eastern baghdad. we don't know the reasons. it could be local mafia, or a religious group going against the target, where they thought it was un-islamic. 12 killed in one night is not extraordinary for baghdad. the car becomes are happening, security is dangerous there, and this is making people of baghdad nervous, people across iraq nervous, because a common thing you hear from the iraqi people is if the security service, if the police check post and army cannot protect themselves, what hope do they have of protecting us. an attack like this, may not be to do with the sectarian violence, it is unnerving of the iraqi people, because they don't have the security they need, and elections are coming up >> elections due to be had in april. how much of what is happening is do with politics? >> politics is key. nouri al-maliki has been speaking in the last hour, saying the elections will happen on time. you spoke to so many politicians and hear the public estim
Al Jazeera America
Jan 11, 2014 10:00am EST
. back to doha more to come from a baghdad batesment to a new york city museum. artifacts from iraqts jewish community are recovered, restored and put on show. >>> now to foreman ter united ledge he end has some scathing comments just ahead in sports. al jazeera america. we understand that every news >> iraqi jews can trace heritage back more than 2,000 years but in the mid 20th century, the government forced them to leave their home land. now, a u.s.-led initiative to save their cultural and religious history is drawing new attention to the community as al jazeera rosalind jordan reports >> reporter: in may, 2003, u.s. searched baghdad for weapons of mass destruction. they didn't find any. in a flooded basement of the former spy headquarters, soldiers did find thousands of materials connected to iraq's once thriving jewish community. religious artifacts, business and government records, photos, letters and other personal effects. later that year, the coalition authority and the interim iraqi government agreed to let the national archives in washington clean and restore the mat
Jan 19, 2014 6:48pm PST
baghdad on the jeep. i was out on the fifth of appeasing the then howard and eighty six and economic and domestic the plan them up. the money from them. it sounds the lake as non members including been meaning to the police force was considered an important victory for best efforts to promote a quiet eos digital clean off the high nineties thomas tiny bump into towns and one no luck and i bonded as if to make them less as they watched as the tops of the guardian as though the team or mommy crying out though that the bad enough he and the fish of the decided to gamble on an adventure to find some of the sides of bacon the reactor to most of the house of a given some places on some weight has been one heck of a musket from a commended in the dying them when mr lecture tours and haskell stool and numbers demean fun feel this in common besides top it all fight thousand they mean by the end of week fourteen. i pulled by oxfam in september shorn just one percent of the police force in afghanistan was being mean and what did he needed to climb actual endeavors of clients coming to begin tighten
Jan 7, 2014 8:30pm PST
two flash points. militants linked to al qaeda's seems to cities west of baghdad a week ago. ever since the two sides have been wrestling for control. sunni militants made into the mind into town last wednesday. they seized police stations and other facilities the main voices have been trying to retake the city local media before the forces killed twenty five militants in ramadi on tuesday in missile strikes and enforcing the militancy to the streets. the man was and is more time to fill the gap and eight scientists around the city. i believe is that trying to top the bill extends into leaving. sunni muslims are a in and i bet many of them lived in ramadi in from the shack and their increasingly frustrated that the shiite led government of prime minister nuri al miki. nni militan on establishing they've repeatedly attacked civilians and security forces white house officials say they're speeding up until then three other military equipment to iq. they say they maintain a strong relationship with the government back. we remain in close contact both from washington and. our embassy i
Jan 5, 2014 5:30pm PST
government in baghdad. they say they'll punish those who are linked to the sectarian government. after the 2003 u.s.-led invasion of iraq, fallujah was the center of the insurgency. american troops fought hard to root out extremists. now the u.s. has pulled out of iraq so it is up to the iraqi government. >> the iraqis can retake fallujah but they'll have to commit a lot of resources to do it and even more resources to hold on to it. >> reporter: the iraqi prime minister says there will be no retreat until they have eliminated the militants. >> this is a fight that belongs to the iraqis. that is exactly what the president and the world decided some time ago when we left iraq. so we are not obviously contemplating returning. we're not contemplating putting boots on the ground. this is their fight. we're going to help them in their fight. >> reporter: the al qaeda group is trying to create a sunni stronghoed that would stretch across iraq and into syria. more bombings today in the capital of baghdad. this is shaping up to be another deadly year in iraq. just this week the united n
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 11:00am EST
in baghdad high-shiite neighborhood and there is a rise in sectarian violence. tribal groups. secretary of state john kerry has said that the u.s. will support the iraqi government but that does not include putting troops on the ground. t the province is not otherous for the rise of fightingn against american troops after the 2003-led invasion. the islamic state of iraq, they are reportedly still in control of parts of two key cities there. iniran kahn has the latest >> reporter: after a stand-off, the iraqi government is ready to go into fallujah and fight. the agreement was hard-fought. sunni tribes insisted they be part of an operation. other tribes disagreed saying they were, in fact, protecting fallujah. the stand-off is an indication of the tension between sunni tribes in ambar province and the shiia province. >> now. when ep -- >> translator: there is increased coordination between the army and tribesmen. the army provides the tribes with weapons and everything they need in the battle against the terrorists. i think this issue will be resolved within one or two days to
Jan 15, 2014 5:30pm PST
baghdad found that many iraqis now blame the government for fanning the flames. >> reporter: iraq's security forces trained and equipped with american help are now well over half a million strong. for some, a proud symbol of iraq's independence, for others a dangerous and undisciplined force. have a look at this video shot last april at a protest camp in central iraq. the demonstra-g'm are from the sunni branch of islam and they say they are being unfairly treated by the iraqi government which is led by shiite muslims. riot police moved in after reports that armed criminals were hiding among the protesters. suddenly there was gunfire and people started to run. look here on the left, soldiers appear to be firing their automatic weapons at the fleeing crowd. we took the video to iraq's minister of the interior to ask what happened that day. >> look here. see how the -- they just seem to be shooting as the crowd is running past them. do you recognize those forces? "the demonstrators started shooting first," he said. "the soldiers were acting in self-defense." the aftermath was terrible
Jan 15, 2014 12:00pm PST
deadliest attack happened at a funeral outside of baghdad. the service was for an anti-al-qaeda militant who died of natural causes, that bombing killed 16 people. in baghdad 28 people were killed in eight separate explosions. violence is escalating in iraq after al-qaeda militants took control of two cities in the anbar province. >>> five years ago today captain sullenberger landed an airplane in an icy river in new york city. forever known as the miracle on the hudson. 105 passengers and crew were appeared the u.s. airways jet when it landed in the hudson river. a flock of geese knocking out the engine forcing him to make that river his runway. today sullenberger is reflecting on that near disaster. >> i knew it was going to be the challenge of a lifetime that i had to find a way to solve. it also provided opportunities like this one to have a greater voice that we now both have about things we've been passionate about our whole professionals lives. >> everyone on board survived. water taxis and ferry boats rescued everyone. many survivors will mark the anniversary by taking a boat tri
Jan 10, 2014 4:00pm PST
that i don't think that the senior leadership currently in baghdad really appreciates the enormity of the sacrifice that was made. >> meaning who? >> the prime minister. i could be wrong. betweenthe relationship and alsond washington baghdad has demonstrated a willingness to reach out to people that really are not our friends like the neighbors in iran, support, verbal support for bashir al-assad. this is not indicative of a country that is grateful for the sacrifice that was made. >> turning to america's surveillance program, you are the president's national security advisor, is it time for an overhaul of the way that data is collected in order to restore public trust? >> well, one of the great things about our country is that when we uncover things that need to be fixed, we have a very public arena and we fix them. might extent that there need to be some fine tuning, i have no doubt about the fact that we would do that. on the other hand, i want to say ,uite clearly that this is not this practice is not only the property of the u.s.. the practice of industrial espionage is alive
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 2:00pm EST
unsatisfied with the government in baghdad. what sort of policies can be introduced to make the people feel they are part of the iraqi state. >> richard, former u.n. team chief for al qaeda for the u.n. thank you for joining us this afternoon. >>> a fighting is continuing in northern syria where for a third day now groups are engaged in clashes with the islamic state of iraq. we see how the al qaeda linked group in the region is not welcomed by many in the syrian opposition. >> syria's opposition is pushing forward against the islamic state. the al qaeda linked group is being pushed out of the bases, a war is declared by some rebel forces that believe that isil is not working for the interests of their revolution. the fighters have created a number of states in many areas of the rebel held north and imposing their own laws which many in the opposition believe are brutal. isil for its part threatened to with draw the fighters from the front lines if the attacks against it continue and warning that the regimes are able to retake. >> in audio recording the isil is saying they are being st
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 12:00pm EST
western provinces. in baghdad today, another series of suspected sunni militant car bombs killed as many as 100 people. meanwhile, battling iraqi security forces right near fallujah. secretary of state john kerry said the u.s. will support the iraqi government but wouldn't put any more troops on the ground. the anbar province is notorious for, slammic state of iraq and the levant are reportedly still in control of two key cities there. al jazeera's imran khan has the story. >> the iraqi army is ready to go into fallujah and fight the group isil. other tribes disagreed saying isil fighters were in fact protecting fallujah. the standoff is the indication of the standoff of sunni tribes and the shia led government. now nouri al maliki, has the upper hand. >> the army provides the tribes with all the weapons they need against the terrorists, one or two days to expel the armed groups. >> reporter: but one or two days may be optimistic. surgical air strikes against the isil fighters. getting rid of the fighters there will prove to be more challenging. only adding to the worries of the ira
Jan 13, 2014 9:00am PST
was there during the height of iraq's bombings. he is now back in baghdad, reporting on more atrocities. here's his live report of why things have gotten so bad. >>> and the guys with the fur hats, they are now helping guard sochi against terrorists for the russia's winter olympics. so ally bank really has no hidden fees on savings accounts? that's right, no hidden fees. it's just that i'm worried about, you know, "hidden things." ok, why's that? well uhhh... surprise!!! um... well, it's true. at ally there are no hidden fees. not one. that's nice. no hidden fees, no worries. ally bank. your money needs an ally. getting the right nutrition isn't always easy. first, i want a way to help minimize my blood sugar spikes. then, a way to support heart health. ♪ and let's not forget immune support. ♪ but now i have new glucerna advance with three benefits in one. including carbsteady ultra to help minimize blood sugar spikes. it's the best from glucerna. [ male announcer ] new glucerna advance. from the brand doctors recommend most. advancing nutrition for diabetes. i takbecause
Jan 23, 2014 12:00am PST
enemy was using the stronghold to launch attacks either west into ramadi or east into baghdad, so it had to be addressed at this point in time. >> tall ja was close enough to affect baghdad on a daily basis and to put it in perspective it is about the same says as jacksonville florida with the same modern infrastructure, communication systems, so this isn't a small little town, this is a large place where an organized insurgency, enemy forces al way could operate at the time, and so it was very easy for them to go into baghdad and attacks or ramadi and this surrounding area and then go back, plan, have plenty of communications all the resources they needed, and it was very easy to defend, so as went fallujah so went the rest of southern iraq. >> somewhere ryan and zach my battalion was operating outside of fallujah prior to the battle, after the first battle of fallujah in april of 2004 and we encountered a lot of problems, with ied attacks indirect fire we knew was kind of stemming from the basis in fallujah, but the main problem we had we knew ever since the first battle of falluja
Jan 23, 2014 8:00am EST
ruling on differences between the provinces and kurdish province and baghdad or between the legislative and executive powers. all this made political life more complicated in iraq and our path towards building the democratic system that you see was not smooth. there are bad implementation of the law and selective implementation. parliament adopted some 215 laws, some are very important for the stability of iraq and for providing services to the people and for building the state as it should be built but some of these laws were not implemented. they were adopted, published in the journal, official journal and theoretically have been implemented but so far are not because there are unilateral political decisions not to implement them. for instance the law on the provinces that gives important prerogatives to the provinces and enough funds and means to implement decentralization of the states. but this law was not implemented because some in the country believed that it shouldn't. also the law about customs, it was adopted two years ago but it was paralyzed on purpose. so we are facing man
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 8:00pm EST
baghdad has a light footprint there. it's been turned over to tribal leaders and the various militia, and the sons of iraq. the movement, where the people maintaining security. with the uptake in sort of extremists or islamist violence, there has been a nasty struggle going on between the tribal leaders and the al qaeda affiliated elements, and it's not a pretty picture but from the point of view of the tribal leaders, they can not be turning to the government in baghdad because that would be - that would worsen their position vis-a-vis the sunnis, it's a tough sunni on sunni problem light now, let alone the problem with the baghdady government. the government in baghdad has to gain control. they have to do it through mechanism that involves the tribal leaders. that means they'll have to let the tribal leaders be in the lead, and there'll be negotiation, but i think they absolutely have to take control, they cannot allow this al-qaeda affiliate to grow in strength, because that will cause further problems in shia sunni relations which are already, i think, at the breaking point, especiall
Al Jazeera America
Jan 7, 2014 4:00am EST
reports that the militant presence has shifted baghdad. >> this is the city proud l.l.c. held by u.s. military forces nine years ago today. the the islamic state of iraq and lavont, an al-qaeda affiliate waged battle over the weekend. only 60 miles from baghdad, they took control of police stations and set up checkpoints around fallujah and the nearby city of ramadi, ultimately taking over today. >> translator: the revolutionaries of our tribes in fallujah have resolved to punish the tribesmen. we are also determined to shoulder the responsibility of scheme. >> sunni tribesmen have taken up arms against al-qaeda-linked forces as they did when the u.s. was still in iraq in exchange for payment. but after u.s. forces left, sunni shiia conflict intensified. the sunni tribesmen have been in conflict with the shiia led government of nuri al-maliki. the cracky capitol was hit by violence as well. there, a series of deadly bombings took the lives of 20 people on sunday. today, a senior iranian commander pledged military aid to help the iraqi government. the gesture followed a statement by u
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 5:00am EST
in baghdad, in the central government. you say, "this is not the case." the army should take the lead in this operation. >> that's the point. why does the army have to take control. >> the army has to take control because the sunni groups there, the sunni tribal groups are stopping the army from going into fallujah, because they say we would like to do this ourselves. the tribes are split. there are those that have some sympathy, that say that these are defending us against the shia dominated government in baghdad. you have a complicated situation, where there are several tribes. some of them affiliated, linked to al qaeda, others saying we are part of iraq and want to go in and get rid of these from our city. we want to do it ourselves, and we want backup from the iraqi army. it's a complicated situation. my colleague talked about isl becoming unpopular in syria. that situation, where they are under pressure in syria and on the other side of the border in iraq. this is a very unpopular group in large parts of that region. >> the i.s.i.l. >> yes. >> this is the name of al qaeda. >> ye
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 5:00am EST
us from baghdad, a political analyst and journalist. an infernalal circle of violence, the u.n. called it, the roots of which need to be tackled by the iraqi authorities. what, in your opinion, is fuelling the sectarian tension in the country. >> well, actually, the 2013 was a deadly year, actually. it's about 8,000 killed, and 18,000 injured. most of them are civilians, and ending with what's happening in anbar, and the failure in the security situation and planning of the iraqi government. it is obvious that they don't have an actual security plan, that it can save innocent people, that can save civilians and separated from the terrorist people. what is happening in 2013 was so many lights, according to the government, so many lights on a political, on a security level, that until now we didn't get any success for these major issues. the most important thing that the iraqi government, until now, didn't manage to solve problem with the sunni provinces, the most problem is that it appeared to the iraqi government. until now the iraqi government didn't manage to end the contract
Al Jazeera America
Jan 30, 2014 1:00pm EST
been killed after armed men attack add government building in northeast baghdad. a number of people hostage, inside the building and the security forces managed to get most of the employees out. and staying in iraq another 19 people have been killed in a series of car bombs in baghdad, mainly shiite districts were targeted. no group has claimed responsibility for the blasts. the ukrainian can president has gone on sick leave right in the middle of the political crisis. for the latest, let's go to lauren now in ron done. >> thank you. victor i don't know cover itch is said to be suffering from a respiratory ailment. in spite of a new law -- and they had this to say about his illness. i remember, if it is bedtime, bedtime because always a if yanukovich. some leaders have to make unpopular decision. they go to hospital. >> sick of what is happening in the country, and he is definitely -- he is a day off to think about it. maybe he sees his analytic specialist. i am not sure, but it is cold in here, but so many people are still standing here. and you know they are fighting for their rig
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2014 1:00pm EST
warned of a long fight ahead. 75 people killed in a series of attacks in baghdad, more than 500 people have been killed already in iraq this year. we have more. >> reporter: once again the twisted melt from a bomb blast is spread across a baghdad neighborhood. it's something that we see time and time again in busy markets residential neighborhoods, car bombs go off and brood spills. there has been no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attacks follow a familiar pattern. they want to keep tension boiling. prime minister al maliki said there is a war on terror and those responsible will be funned. >> they have possibly been taken over by al-qaeda and used as bases, and the houses that were the source of fire that will be targeted by our forces. >> reporter: elsewhere in iraq it's not just shear muslim that is have been punished. medics attend the funeral of a fighter in the northern city that was attacked. in the past two weeks alone 500 people have died as a result of violence across iraq. >> we cross to iraq, the figures are quite astonishing, the u.n. saying that last ye
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